Henrik Wergeland (1808-1845) was a romantic poet, who was an advocate for democracy and a defender of freedom of faith and expression. Few other Norwegians have contributed so much to the amendment of the Norwegian constitution with respect to opening the country's borders to Jews, and throughout his life he held an uncompromising focus on compassion and tolerance. "Juleaften" (Christmas Eve) was one of many poems that Wergeland wrote in support of diversity and inclusiveness. His... Topics: Snoose Boulevard, 78rpm, Norwegian songs
Norwegian songs recorded in America by Nathalie Hansen, Louise Homer, Clarence Iverson, Eleonora and Ethel Olson, Aalrud Tillisch, August Werner and Carsten Woll. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louise_Homer https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsten_Woll PLAYLIST — See PDF file for English lyrics and background information — Tracks 01-18: various artists JPEG FILES... Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs, Snoose Boulevard
August Werner (1893-1980) was a Norwegian-born singer, who recorded for Victor during the 1920s. A talented painter and sculptor, his statue of Leif Ericson was unveiled in Seattle in 1962. SONGS RELATING TO AUGUST WERNER Tracks 01-12: August Werner Tracks 13-25: various artists Tracks 01-21: from the discography of August Werner ALTERNATE TITLES Frøken Giv Mig Himlens Nummer (Hello Central Give Me Heaven) Sang Til Juletraeet (Du Grønne Glitrende Tre) Julsang (Julenat) NOTES August Werner... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs
Carl G. O. Hansen (1871-1960) was a Norwegian-American journalist, musician and author. He was co-editor of the 1948 Sons of Norway Songbook, for which he translated several songs. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carl_G._O._Hansen NORWEGIAN SONGS Tracks 01-28 various artists Tracks 01-08 1948 Sons of Norway Songbook Tracks 10-22 1948 Sons of Norway Songbook NOTES The folk opera Fjeldstuen (The Mountain Hut) was Henrik Wergeland's final work. Although some of the lyrics were set to... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs
Carsten Woll (1885-1962) was a leading Norwegian-American singer and recording artist of the 1910s and 1920s. ARTICLE http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carsten_Woll SONGS FROM THE REPERTOIRE OF CARSTEN WOLL Tracks 01-24: Carsten Woll Tracks 25-54: various artists Tracks 43-54: songs from the 1926 Sons of Norway songbook NOTES The 1926 Sons of Norway songbook, which was edited by Carsten Woll, had over 100 songs in Norwegian and nearly 20 in English. The American section of the book had songs by... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian singers, Norwegian songs
Vilhelm Krag (1871-1933) was a Norwegian poet, whose lyrics were set to music by Agathe Backer-Grøndahl, Edvard Grieg, Erkki Melartin, Ture Rangström, Christian Sinding and others. In America his songs were performed by Florence Bodinoff, George Hamlin, Nathalie Hansen, Eleonora Olson, Ernestine Schumann-Heink, Aalrud Tillisch and Carsten Woll. Eleonora Olson recorded "O Herre" for Victor Records and "Og Jeg Vil Ha Mig En Hjertenskjær" for Brunswick Records. She also... Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard, Florence Bodinoff
Norwegian recordings by contemporaries of the Olson Sisters. There are two songs with lyrics by the poet Vilhelm Krag: "Im Kahne" and "The Mother Sings". ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Krag SELECTED DISCOGRAPHIES http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/28192/Hansen_Nathalie_vocalist_soprano_vocal http://adp.library.ucsb.edu/index.php/talent/detail/12626/Lindgren_Lydia_vocalist_soprano_vocal... Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
Edwin Hoberg (1910-1958) was a Scandinavian-American bandleader, who was active in the Sioux Falls, South Dakota area. An accordion player and singer, his stage name was "Little Oscar". The Little Oscar Songbook was published in Crookston, Minnesota, possibly during the years 1935-1937 when Edwin Hoberg lived in the neighboring city of Grand Forks, North Dakota. The song "Ole", recorded by the Little Oscar Gang in 1952, later appeared on the album "Stranded In The... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks
Recordings from the repertoire of Ernest and Clarence Iverson, who were better known under their stage names of Slim Jim and the Vagabond Kid. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Harry_Stewart PLAYLIST Tracks 01-12: Ernest and Clarence Iverson Tracks 13-21: Ernest Iverson Tracks 22-26: Clarence Iverson Tracks 27-42: various artists NOTES "Jeg Er En Fattig Liten Dreng" is set to the melody of "To Drosler Sad På... Topics: 78rpm, Iverson Brothers, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard
Allan Edholm was a Scandinavian-American performer, whose stage name was "Olle i Gråthult" (Olle from Crying Town). His 1920 songbook was issued by the Scandia Publishing Company of Minneapolis. The anthology included songs from the repertoires of Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widdén and Carsten Woll as well as those from the Swedish and Norwegian choral tradition. In 1922 and 1923 Edholm released six tracks on the Columbia label. In 2016 the Minnesota Historical... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks
Gustaf Holmquist, Oscar Lundberg, Aage Wang-Holm and Lydia Lindberg were classically trained singers who recorded for the Victor label in the 1910s and 1920s. Their releases included several selections from the 1909 publication "Songs Of Sweden". PLAYLIST Tracks 01-07: Gustaf Holmquist Tracks 08-13: Oscar Lundberg Tracks 14-22: Aage Wang-Holm Tracks 23-28: Lydia Lindberg LANGUAGES Tracks 01-26: Swedish Tracks 27-28: Norwegian Combining performances of opera, art song, folk song,... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian songs, Swedish male singers, Swedish songs, Swedish songbooks,...
Recordings from the 1910s and 1920s by Eleonora and Ethel Olson, who were known as the Olson Sisters. Victor, Edison, Brunswick and Columbia Records. In Norwegian and English. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Krag NOTES All titles were recorded by the Olson Sisters other than the two by Cal Stewart, which were the flip sides of Ethel Olson releases. Some of the cover versions are in English or German. The Olson Sisters recorded... Topics: 78rpm, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Scandinavian humor, Snoose...
Florence Bodinoff was a Danish opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1916-1921. Besides her concert appearances, she released two songs on Edison Records and three songs on Victor Records. In 1918 she made an extensive tour of the Midwest and Canada while performing on the Chautauqua circuit. Inga Orner (1876-1963) was a Norwegian opera singer, who was active in the United States during the years 1900-1917. Between 1914 and 1917 she released twenty songs on the... Topics: 78 rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Norwegian songs, Norwegian singers, Scandinavian female...
Ernest and Clarence Iverson were popular radio personalities in the Midwest during the 1930s and 1940s. Ernest (1903–1958) was known as Slim Jim. His brother Clarence (1905-1990) was the Vagabond Kid. Together they performed an eclectic mix of music ranging from country western and Tin Pan Alley to gospel hymns and Scandinavian ballads. The Iverson Brothers published songbooks in 1931, 1937 and 1939. The 1937 songbook had an advertisement for Hamlins Wizard Oil on the back cover. The 1939... Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Iverson Brothers, Norwegian songs, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard
The Eleonora Olson Concert Company performed in Butte, Montana on the evening of March 29, 1911. The event took place in the auditorium of the Butte Free Public Library. On stage were the Olson Sisters and their accompanist Alice R. Walden. The studio recordings in this collection are a recreation of the program: solos, duets, instrumentals and spoken word. All of the musical numbers are represented except for the unspecified folk songs. The impersonations by Ethel Olson have been replaced by... Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
Scandinavian-American songs from the repertoires of Gustav Fonandern, Ragnar Hasselgren, Ernest Iverson (Slim Jim), Lapp-Lisa, Joel Mossberg, Hjalmar Peterson (Olle i Skratthult), Thorstein Skarning and Charles G. Widdén. In Sweden and Norway these works remained popular into the 1940s and 1950s and were recorded by contemporary artists. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gustav_Fonandern http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ragnar_Hasselgren http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ernest_and_Clarence_Iverson... Topics: 78rpm, Snoose Boulevard, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs, Hjalmar Peterson, Charles G. Widden
Norwegian and American songs relating to Eleonora and Ethel Olson, who were known as the Olson Sisters. ARTICLES http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleonora_and_Ethel_Olson http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vilhelm_Krag NOTES The aria "Mon Coeur S'Ouvre À Ta Voix" is sung as "My Heart At Thy Sweet Voice". There are two songs with lyrics by the poet Vilhelm Krag: "Der Skreg En Fugl" and "Mainat. PLAYLIST — See JPEG and PDF files for additional information — Tracks... Topics: 78rpm, American songs, Norwegian songs, Olson Sisters, Scandinavian female singers, Snoose Boulevard
During the 1970s there was a renewed interest in Scandinavian-American music and culture. Entertainers such as Ted Johnson, Hjalmar Peterson and Charles G. Widdén were rediscovered, and songs from their repertoires appeared on new recordings by contemporary artists. Old-time music and humor were brought to life at ethnic celebrations in Minneapolis; Decorah, Iowa and elsewhere. The Cedar-Riverside neighborhood of Minneapolis, also known as the West Bank, was for many years a colorful community... Topics: Snoose Boulevard, 78rpm, Danish songs, Finnish songs, Norwegian songs, Swedish songs
Poems, songs and stories from the Nordic countries. This anthology is in the spirit of Swedish and American Christmas annuals of the past — both secular and religious. ARTICLES https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hans_Christian_Andersen https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Bauer_(illustrator) https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Engström https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Selma_Lagerlöf https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Rydberg https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hjalmar_Söderberg... Topics: 78 rpm, Good Yule, Scandinavian humor, Snoose Boulevard, Danish songs, Norwegian songs, Swedish...